Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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How do I replace the I/O board on A1181 2009 MacBook

How do I extract and replace the I/O board on A1181 2009 MacBook

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Can you explain a bit more here. What appears to be the problem?

Here's the IFIXIT guides we offer to repair this MacBook series: MacBook Core 2 Duo repair guides


Dan, thanks for responding. The headphone jack down not work. Thought it needed a new port. You


Please tell us what is happening with the port. Is there a red light shinning in it?


Thanks for responding. I will let you know tomorrow. I reassembled and realized I forgot to reconnect that last plug in that separates the top from the bottom. I will disassemble it again, plug in that wire then reassemble. Then I will let you know if there is a re light shining in it.


Hi Mayer. No., there is no red light shining in the port hole.


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The major problem with removing the left I/O board is that there is no left board. It is integrated into the logic board. See step #35 of this guide: MacBook Core 2 Duo Logic Board Replacement

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Here's the other input possible solution. Buy a Syba SD-CM-UAUP-USB stereo audio adapter. There are 2 ports: 1 for stereo audio and 2nd port for mic. Then I have to change system preferences. Then to use headphones for audio and mic buy additional adapter: 2 port 3.5mm stereo male with 3.5mm stereo female. Does that seem like a workable solution? It also talked about plugging in and out of the port a bunch of times even using a toothpick. I had already done the in and out a bunch and nothing. Just now I used a toothpick in hopes of flicking the switch back to the on position and I saw a red light. I then used a larger diameter plug and put it in and out several times and again saw a red light. It does not stay on however.


Hiya Mayer, the audio jack is now working. I used the iPhone connector plugging it in and out repeatedly and the red light came on and is staying on. Once I got the light to stay on I used a smaller headphone jack which worked until I pulled it out, the light went out. I again used the larger adapter and the light came back on. The little old computer is once again working with both audio and DVD. You encouraged me just enough to stay with it and I achieved resolution. Thank you.


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